Nelda J. Christenberry, 94, of Hillsboro, formerly of Lincoln, passed away on Monday, October 18, 2021, at the Montgomery County Nursing Home in Hillsboro.
Graveside Services for Mrs. Christenberry will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 30, 2021, at the Mt. Pulaski Cemetery in Mt. Pulaski.
Nelda Jeanne Lading was born on December 31, 1926, in Strasburg, IL, the daughter of Elmer Martin and Martha M. Bullerman Lading. She was united in marriage to Willis J. Christenberry on July 6, 1946, in Assumption, IL. He preceded her in death on April 8, 1999 in Assumption.
She is survived by one son: T.J. (Alice) Christenberry of Litchfield, one daughter: Nellie J. (Tom) Tillman of Lincoln, and two grandchildren: Dana (Joseph) Zydlo and Matthew (Jenna) Tillman.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother: Stanley M. Lading, and one sister: Nina M. Kincaid, and one grandson: Andy Tillman.
Nelda graduated from the Moweaqua High School. She was a member of the First Christian Church.
Peasley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Tracey E. Mills, 45, of Clinton, IL passed away at 8:29 PM October 25, 2021 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, Il.
Graveside services will be 11 AM, Monday, November 1, 2021 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be directed to The Tracey E. Mills Memorial Fund.
Tracey was born March 8, 1976 in Bloomington, IL the daughter of Dale and Dianna (Lane) Ballenger.
Survivors include her fiancé, Jeff Dodd, Clinton, IL; mother, Dianna L. Ballenger, Clinton, IL; children: Jennifer L. (Brandon Soto-Perez) Schmid, Clinton, IL; Christopher B. Farrell, DeWitt, IL; and Alexis F. Dawson, Clinton, IL; three grandchildren, Roslyn Howard, Ivy Howard, and Kyran Dawson; siblings: Danny (Rachel) Sizemore, McLean, IL; Melanie (Dave) Herring, Ormand Beach, FL; Dale (Brittiany) Ballenger, Jr., Clinton, IL; Terry (Dawn) Ballenger, Clinton, IL, and Mark (Kim) Mills, Clinton, IL..
She was preceded in death by her father, sister, Deana Moore, and grandmother, Bertha Lane.
Tracey enjoyed spending time on the farm with Jeff. Most of all, she enjoyed taking care of people at Cilla in Monticello and her family
Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com
Bob “Moose” Miller, 84, of Decatur, passed away on October 8 th, 2021 at Decatur Memorial Hospital.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday November 6th, 2021 at First United Methodist Church in Decatur. Pastor Miley Palmer will be officiating. Memorials in Bob’s Honor can be made to: American Cancer Society, Shriners Hospitals for Children, or Dove Inc.
Bob was born on September 7 th, 1937 in Cisco Illinois, the son of Thomas and Leota (Bennett) Miller. He was a graduate of the class of 1956 at Clinton High School. Right after high school, he married Jo Ann McClugage on December 14 th, 1957. Bob joined the US Army and served his time in Germany, as well as the Army Reserve. Bob supported his family as a truck driver for over 30 years, retiring from Conway Express.. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Decatur for over 60 years. He volunteered with the Salvation Army, the Red Cross, and the Decatur Celebration. He served on the RSVP – DOVE Advisory Board. Bob enjoyed fishing and hunting. He loved to attend his children and grandchildren’s after school events. He would love to play board games with his grandchildren, and was known as a ruthless cheater. He was known for his contagious laughter, and he never knew a stranger. He could talk to anyone, anywhere and would get to know someone – unless they owned a Ford. He was well known for being Jo Ann’s 9 th child – often referred as “just a big kid”.
Bob is survived by his wife of almost 64 years; Jo Ann Miller. Sisters: Monica Miller, and Janice Miller. Children: Jeffrey (Angi) Miller, Julie (Mike) Rosene, Robert (Dee Jo) Miller, William (Carla) Miller, Patrick (Dan Gardner) Miller, Christopher (Peggy) Miller, Jason (Lindy) Miller, and Sarah (Bill) Pierce. He is survived by 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers: Roger Miller and Keith Miller, and his most favorite dog: Baxter.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family in care of Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes at www.brintlingerandearl.com.
Elmer K. Osborn, 100, of Lincoln, formerly of Waynesville, passed away on Thursday, October 21, 2021, at 11:40 p.m. at Copper Creek Village in Lincoln.
Graveside Services for Mr. Osborn will be held on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Roaches Chapel Cemetery in rural McLean. Rev. Fulgens Rutatekururwa will officiate.
Elmer Kenneth Osborn was born May 6, 1921, in Middletown, Illinois, the son of George and Christine Peplow Osborn. He was united in marriage to Marjorie Denney on September 18, 1942 in St. Louis. She preceded him in death on June 9, 2016.
Elmer is survived by their son, Leroy (Julie) Osborn of Atlanta; two grandchildren: Daniel (Lori Murphy) Osborn of Atlanta and Kristopher (Jeff Haydon) Osborn of Kansas City, MO; one great-grandson, Derrick (Leah) Osborn of Green Valley; and two great-great-granddaughters: Claire and Hazel Kate Osborn.
He was preceded in death by his wife; one great-grandson, Jared Osborn; his parents, two brothers, and one sister.
Elmer was a farmer in the Waynesville area for over 40 years. He was a 1939 graduate of Lincoln High School. Elmer was a member of the Lincoln Knights of Columbus #1250, and had served on the McLean-Waynesville School Board and as a 4-H leader.
Elmer's family greatly appreciates the care and help extended by the staff of Copper Creek Cottages.
Memorials may be made to the Waynesville Fire Department or the Alzheimer's Association.
Final arrangements are entrusted with Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home of Atlanta.
Carolyn S. Neibarger 81 of DeLand, IL passed away 8:30 A.M. October 19, 2021 at her family residence, DeLand, IL.
Services will be 11 AM Saturday, October 23, 2021 at the DeLand Christian Church, DeLand, IL with Danny Roberts officiating. Burial will follow at DeLand Cemetery, DeLand, IL. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM Friday, October 22, 2021 at the church. Calvert Funeral Home, DeLand, IL is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be directed to Carolyn Neibarger Memorial Fund.
Carolyn was born July 4, 1940 in Robinson, IL the daughter of Harley and Bertha (Collins) Roberts. She married Lenard R. Neibarger May 24, 1959 in Oblong, IL.
Survivors include her husband, Lenard R. Neibarger, DeLand, IL, children, Kimberly Neibarger, Homer, IL; Karl (Denise) Neibarger, DeLand, IL; Krystal (Gary) White, Mahomet, IL: Korey (John Storey Williamson) Neibarger, Evanston, IL, 6 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, siblings, Bob (Sue) Roberts, Robinson ,IL; Betty Griffith, Sevierville, TN; Connie Unger, Sullivan, IN; Danny (Ceslie) Roberts, Urbana, IL; Randy Roberts, Pulaski, TN; Rodney Roberts, Robison, IL.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Dave Roberts and sister, Peggy Kurtain.
Carolyn worked at the DeLand School District for 16 years. She was a hard-working woman who had many jobs and enjoyed mowing.
Robin Lynne (West) Jiles 67 of Clinton, IL passed away 12:18 A.M. October 19, 2021 at her family residence, Clinton, IL.
Celebration of Life Services will be at a later date. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.
Memorials may be directed to DeWitt County Animal or Second Chance Pet Adoption.
Robin was born October 19, 1954 in Decatur, IL the daughter of Warren and Charlotte (Lamb) West, Sr. She married James E. Jiles May 28, 1988 in Clinton, IL.
Survivors include her husband, James E. Jiles, Clinton, IL, daughter, Amanda Hopwood, sons, Travis W. Jiles, Jessie R. Jiles, and Michael R. (Chelsey) Jiles, grandchildren, Hayden Sheehan, Gaven, Reece, Joseph, Christian, Faith, Mckenzie, Kennedy, and Dean Jiles.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Warren West, Jr.
Robin was a retired Engineer Representative for Illinois Power. She enjoyed gardening, needlework, traveling, puzzles, shopping, and she loved her pet cats.
Patricia Ann “Pat” White 77 of Clinton, IL passed away 8:31 PM October 14, 2021 at Carle BroMenn Medical Center, Normal, IL.
Private Family Services will be Monday, October 18, 2021 at Texas Christian Church, Clinton, IL with Scott Marsh officiating. Burial will follow at Texas Township Cemetery, Clinton, Il. There will be no visitation. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be directed to The Texas Christian Church.
Patricia was born February 18, 1944 in Brownstown, IL the daughter of William and Fern Rebecca (Helm) Smail. She married Nelson White December 24, 1961 in Brownstown, IL.
Survivors include her husband, Nelson White, Clinton, IL; daughter, Rhonda (Doug) North, Clinton, IL; son, Todd White, Clinton, IL; three grandsons: Noah Workman, Clinton, IL; Jacob Workman, Bloomington, IL; and Jared White, Clinton, IL; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Janet (Lagar) Jackson, Decatur, IL.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Shirley Campbell, Vandalia, IL.
Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com
Douglas Wayne Kaufman, 63, of Argenta, Illinois passed away Thursday, October 14, 2021, 11:30 a.m. at Carle Foundation Hospital Urbana after an extended battle with Covid.
Doug was born June 17, 1958 at Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur, IL to Wayne and Evelyn (Edgecombe) Kaufman.
Surviving are his mother Evelyn Kaufman of Argenta, sister Karen Kaufman of Argenta, Brother Dan Kaufman of Springfield, brother Brad (Falisha) Kaufman of Livingston, Montana, the daughter of his heart Danielle (Aaron) Altman and Granddaughters Aubrey and Addison Altman of Decatur, and special friend Brenda Frank of Argenta. Also surviving are nieces Myra Kaufman and Jewell Kaufman, and nephews Jesse Kaufman, Hunter Kaufman, and Sam Kaufman, and former sister-in-law Teresa (Buchanan) Kaufman. He was preceded in death by his father Wayne Kaufman and his beloved grandparents.
The family would also like to recognize Beth Austin-Jett, Katie Bloch, and Dana Leischner-Chick whom Doug brought into our lives and who have shared so much compassion with us at this time.
Born to Wayne and Evelyn Kaufman as a 4 lb premature baby, it was not long before this little helpless baby would become a 6’4” giant with a heart to match. He was a friend to many and beloved by all those who were blessed to be able to witness the amazing man he was.
He worked for the Friends Creek Township Road District for 38 years and also farmed for Briggs LLC. After retiring he was able to spend more time doing what he loved; spending time with his daughter and granddaughters and his family, hunting for deer, and spending time working on machinery. Those who knew him also know he loved his buffets and enjoyed taking family and friends out to eat. He was an excellent marksman with both a rifle and bow and loved spending time in the woods.
Doug’s legacy will be that of a guardian angel to many. He was one to silently help family, friends and neighbors without being asked for anything in return and simply out of the kindness of his heart. He had a loud bark and was known to be quite grumpy at times, but those who knew him well knew that it was a facade, and he was in fact the most caring and compassionate person you could meet. Most of all he excelled at being an amazing son, brother, father, grandfather, and friend.
A visitation will be held Monday, October 18, 2021 from 9-11:30 a.m. at Calvert Funeral Home, 685 North Main Street, Argenta, IL with graveside services at 12:00 p.m. at Friends Creek Cemetery, Argenta with Scott Marsh officiating. Covid-19 precautions would be appreciated.
Memorials may be made to the Doug Kaufman Memorial Fund.
Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com
Evelyn May Joss, 94, of Clinton, IL passed away at 12:20 AM, September 28, 2021 at her residence in Clinton.
Services will be 2 PM, Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, IL at a later date.
Memorials may be directed to The Watchtower.
Evelyn was born December 29, 1926 in Clinton, IL the daughter of Arley Wayne and Eva May (Polen) Griffith. She married Vincent Schmahl Joss of December 7, 1943 in Miami, FL. He passed away July 24, 1945.
Survivors include her son, Roger (Mary Jo) Joss, Clinton, IL; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and sisters, Norma Lee Smallwood and Carol Ann Griffith both of Clinton, IL.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one half-brother, William E. West.
Evelyn was a Gold Star Wife. She was a pilot, owned a restaurant, took schooling to become a beautician/cosmetologist and owned her own salon. Evelyn took further training to become a nurse’s aid. She enjoyed gardening, oil painting and sign language and attended ISU and Richland C.C. Evelyn contributed to many charities especially those for the American Indian and for animals. He last job was that of a school bus driver for the Clinton School District.
Don “Donny” Hoffman, Jr., 60 of Yellville, AR, passed away 8:09 PM September 20, 2021 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, IL.
Graveside services for Don, along with his parents, Bob and Martha, will be 1 PM Friday, October 22, 2021 at Mausoleum Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Rev. Mark Cooper and Rev. Jeff DeLaughter officiating. Military honors will follow for Bob. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Don “Donny” Hoffman, Jr. Memorial Fund c/o Tammy Hoffman.
Don was born July 12, 1961 in Clinton, IL the son of Donald Robert and Martha “Ann” (Hamby) Hoffman, Sr. He married Tammala Wyberg October 6, 1989 in Clinton, IL.
Survivors include his wife, Tammy Hoffman, Yellville, AR; daughter, Brittney Dalton, Yellville, AR, granddaughters, Gretchen Rhea-Ann Dalton and Emoreigh Layne Dalton
Martha “Ann” Hoffman 81 of Clinton, IL passed away 12:50 A.M. August 23, 2021 at her family residence, Clinton, IL.
Graveside services for Marth, along with her husband, Bob and son, Don, Jr., will be 1 PM Friday, October 22, 2021 at Mausoleum Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Rev. Mark Cooper and Rev. Jeff DeLaughter officiating. Military honors will follow for Bob. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Woodlawn Church of God, Clinton, IL.
Martha was born July 30, 1940 in Forsyth, GA the daughter of Leonard and Pauline (Moreland) Hamby. She married Donald Robert Hoffman, Sr. December 26, 1957 in Yuma, AZ. He passed away August 25, 2020.
Survivors include her son, Donald (Tammy) Hoffman, Jr., Yellville, AR; granddaughter, Brittney Dalton; 2 great-granddaughters, Gretchen Rhea-Ann Dalton and Emoreigh Layne Dalton; sister, Toni Awtry, Barnesville, GA; brothers, Larry (Faye) Hamby, Barnesville, GA and Pete (Kathy) Hamby, Prescott Valley, AZ; brother-in-law, Benjamin Conkle.
She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Mike, brother, Leon Hamby, and sister, Doris Conkle.
Ann was a member of the Woodlawn Church of God and an avid believer in the Bible, who loved God and family.
Kenneth R. Martin, 70, of Atlanta, passed away on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at 7:55 a.m. at Carle BroMenn Medical Center in Normal.
Visitation for Kenny will be held on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home in Atlanta.
Funeral services for Kenny will be held on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at the Atlanta Christian Church. Mr. Maurice Stribling will officiate. Burial will follow at Atlanta Cemetery.
CDC recommendations regarding masks and social distancing will be followed.
Kenneth Ray Martin was born September 12, 1951 in Lincoln, the son of George William and Norma Huebner Martin, Sr. He was united in marriage to Vicki Compton on October 23, 1971. She survives.
Kenny is survived by two daughters: Kelly (Jason Haseley) Leimbach and Katie (Ryan) Bunner; one daughter-in-law: Nikki Martin; six grandchildren: David Jacob and Kendall Leimbach; Jackson and Abigail Martin; and Andrew and Rylee Bunner.
He was preceded in death by one son: Clinton A. Martin; one brother: George William Martin, Jr.; and his parents.
Kenny was an independent financial advisor and insurance agent, and worked for Hoblit Seed Company for 30 years. A long-time public servant, Kenny held the position of City Clerk for the city of Atlanta for 45 years.
Kenny was a member of the Atlanta Christian Church. He enjoyed fishing and raccoon hunting and playing Rummikub.
Memorials may be made to Atlanta Rescue Squad or Atlanta Fire Department.
Final arrangements are entrusted with Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home of Atlanta.
Helen Robinson departed this life on 8:17 A.M. September 30, 2021 at Vonderlieth Living Center, Mt. Pulaski, IL at the age of 105 to enter her eternal home in Heaven
Graveside services will be 10 AM, Saturday, October 9, 2021 at Harmony Cemetery, Beason, IL. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements. The family requests face masks to be worn at services.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to The Kenney Fire Department, The Kenney Heritage Association, or The Kenney Civic League.
Helen was born October 22, 1915 in Bloomington, IL the daughter of Bruno and Jessie (Hauskins) VonBosselmann. She married Richard Robinson in 1949 at “The Little Brown Church in the Vale” in Iowa. Helen’s parents, husband Richard and sister Ruth preceded her in death.
Survivors include her son, Fritz (Chris) Robinson, Kenney, IL; grandsons, Brandon (Becky) Robinson and Brian (Kristen) Robinson; great-grandsons, Grant Robinson and George Robinson; plus several nieces and nephews.
Helen worked 28 years as a cook at DeWitt County Nursing Home. She always loved preparing meals for her family and spending time with them. Helen was a great Mother, Grandma, Great-grandma, Sister, aunt, and Friend to so many. She leaves a special place in many people’s hearts and will be dearly missed.
A special thank you to Bonnie Schmid and Linda M. Short for their wonderful care.
Roger A. Martens 84 of Heyworth, IL, and Macks Creek, MO formerly of Waynesville, IL passed away 2:20 PM October 5, 2021 at Martin Health Center, Bloomington, IL.
Services will be 11 AM Saturday, October 9, 2021 at Trinity Lutheran Church Bloomington, IL with Pastor Billy Newell officiating. Burial will follow at Randolph Cemetery, Heyworth, IL. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM Friday, October 8, 2021 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL and 10 – 11 AM Saturday at the church.
Memorials may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church or Carle Hospice.
Roger was born January 11, 1937 in Bloomington, IL the son of Virgil and Grace (Schultz) Martens. He married Reta Dagley November 17, 1956 in Bloomington, IL.
Survivors include his wife, Reta Martens, Heyworth, IL, children, Roxanne (Martens) Schmid, Heyworth, IL; Ryan (Sherri) Martens, Bloomington, IL; and Roger Reed Martens, Bloomington, IL; grandchildren, Bryanna Schmid; Andrew (Kaylee) Schmid; Katherine (Tristan) Easley; Clayton Martens; Dylan Martens; and Colton Martens, along with longtime friend, Jarrod Campbell, Macks Creek, MO.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; and a son, Russell K. Martens.
Roger farmed all of his adult life in Waynesville and was a security guard at BroMenn Regional Medical Center. He and Reta retired to Missouri raising black angus cattle for 23 years. He was a lifelong member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Bloomington.
Linda S. Killough, 80 of Clinton, IL passed away 8:46 AM October 5, 2021 at Henry and Jane Vonderlieth Living Center, Mt. Pulaski, IL.
Services will be 11 AM Friday, October 8, 2021 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Pastor Darrell Howard officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 9 – 11 AM Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to Second Chance Pet Adoption.
Linda was born February 24, 1941 in Clinton, IL the daughter of Lester Fink and Evelyn (Cobb) Butram. She married, John Allen Killough September 6, 1959 in Clinton, IL. He passed away July 15, 2004.
Survivors include her children, Deborah (Mark) Haas, Clinton, IL and Mark Killough, Clinton, IL; grandchildren, Lizabeth Haas, Clinton, IL, and Blake Haas, Clinton, IL along with her close cousins and beloved dog, Abby.
She was preceded in death by her parents, step father, Richard Butram, and daughter, Stephanie Killough.
The family would like to thank the Henry and Jane Vonderlieth Living Center and Kindred Hospice for their amazing care and compassion.
Brooke Ashley Meckley Taylor 29 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 6:07 PM October 3, 2021 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, Il.
A Celebration of Brooke’s Life will be 11 AM, October 16, 2021 at The Life Bridges Church, Clinton, IL with Dana Taylor officiating. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL assisted the family with cremation rites.
Memorials may be directed to The Brook Ashley Meckley Taylor Memorial Fund.
Brooke was born May 13, 1992 in Decatur, IL the daughter of Robert and Susan (Meckley) Magers and Steven Dariano.
Survivors include her daughter, Emmerson Taylor, Clinton, IL; father, Robert (Tabitha Renfrow) Magers, Paxton, IL; mother, Susan Magers, Clinton, IL; father, Steven Dariano, Landsdale, PA; sister, Autumn Magers, Clinton, IL; paternal grandparents, Reuben and Sharon Shilts, Paxton, IL; paternal grandfather, Ed Magers, Carbondale, IL; aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Dick and Judy Meckley.
Brook graduated from Clinton Community High School in 2010.
Troy Lynn Griswold, 59, of Decatur, IL passed away 6:40 PM October 3, 2021 in Normal, IL.
Graveside services will be 3 PM, October 22, 2021 at Friends Creek Cemetery, Argenta, IL. Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta, IL assisted the family with cremation rites.
Troy was born October 11, 1961 in Decatur, IL the son of Robert “Sport” and Nancy (Grider) Griswold.
Survivors include his mother, Nancy Humes, Argenta, IL, and brother, Todd (Lydia) Griswold, Decatur, IL.
He was preceded in death by his father, and brother, Tim Griswold.
Troy was an over-the-road truck driver for 20 years and was currently employed by Heartland Express in North Liberty, IA.
Edna Genevie (Bray) Dyer, 96, of Clinton, IL passed away at 4:20 PM, October 2, 2021 at Warner Hospital and Health Services, Clinton, IL.
Services will be 11 AM, Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Pastor Aaron Stine officiating. Burial will follow at DeWitt Cemetery, DeWitt, IL. Visitation will be 10 – 11 AM, Wednesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to The Woodlawn Church of God or Life Bridges Church.
Edna was born July 8, 1925 in Wapella, IL the daughter of William Carl and Edna Margaret (Gregory) Bray. She married Orman Ray “Doc” Dyer on May 21, 1942 in Bowling Green, MO. He passed away April 14, 2009.
Survivors include her children: Orman (Yvonne) Dyer, Clinton, IL; and Brad (Rachel) Dyer, Waynesville, IL; son-in-law, Art Whittington, Clinton, IL; 5 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Diane Whittington, one sister, Ruth Austin, and four brothers, James A. Bray, Carl Bray, Melvin Bray, and Roy Bray, and one grandson, Phillip Dyer.
Edna was a member of The Woodlawn Church of God and supporter of Life Bridges Church. She farmed next to her husband for many years, loved vegetable gardening and canning, watching the birds and squirrels; but the closest things to her heart was her family, praying for others, and serving God.
Laura A. Benedict, 65, of Lincoln, formerly of McLean, passed away at 3:18 p.m. on Friday, September 24, 2021, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
No services are planned at this time. Cremation Rites have been accorded.
Laura A. Long was born August 13, 1956, the daughter of Robert G. and Ollie A. Rich Long. She was united in marriage to Carl Benedict. He preceded her in death in 2010.
Laura is survived by her sons: Robert (Wilma) Atchison and William (Amanda ) Atchison; six grandchildren: Aeryahna, Isaiah, Kennedy, Caleb, Isabella, and Lana; two sisters: Diane (Gary) Peiffer and Marilyn Kirby; and two step-daughters: Rhonda Reed and Carey Benedict.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters: Shirley Terrell and Barbara Otto, and one brother: William Long.
Laura had worked at the bottle factory in Lincoln and also as a bartender. She loved arts and crafts and camping, especially along the river with Carl, and getting together with her classmates from McLean.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, or an organization of the donor's choice.
Final arrangements are entrusted with Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home of Atlanta..
Judith “Judy” Lynne (Riddle) Carr 79 of Clinton, IL passed away 10:18 PM September 28, 2021 at her family residence, Clinton, IL.
Services will be 11 AM Monday, October 4, 2021 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Rev. Julia Abel officiating. Burial will follow at Weldon Cemetery, Weldon, IL. Visitation will be 9 – 11 AM Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to the Weldon United Methodist Church.
Judy was born February 3, 1942 in Clinton, Illinois the daughter of V. Lester and Evelyn (Meredith) Riddle. She married Jack L. Carr February 3, 1963 in Weldon, IL. He passed away June 20, 2011.
Survivors include her children, Rhonda Kokos, Peoria, IL; Karen (Steve) Blickensderfer, Cerro Gordo, IL; Darrell Carr, Clinton, IL; 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, sister, Jean (Don) Reynolds, Clinton, IL.
Judy was preceded in death by her parents.
Judy was a 70-year member of the Weldon United Methodist Church and was very active in the church. She was the DeLand-Weldon High School Secretary for 20 years, retiring in 2000. And she was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. Most of all she loved spending time with her family. Judy appreciated the kind loving care she received from Sarah Wolfe.
We regretfully announce the passing of Mary Elizabeth Cameron at Liberty Village in Clinton, IL on September 28, 2021. Mary passed peacefully surrounded by her family.
Services will be 3 PM, Saturday, October 9, 2021 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 2 – 3 PM, Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at a later date at Nativity of Our Lord Parish Catholic Cemetery, Rhinelander, WI.
Memorials may be directed to the local food pantry.
Mary was born June 21, 1946 in Rhinelander, Wisconsin the daughter of Dr. Irving Edward and Margaret (Hughes) Schick, Jr. She married Raymond Maurice Cameron, Jr. on June 15, 1968 in Merrill, Wisconsin and they had three children. He passed away April 7, 1998. Mary and Raymond owned and operated their own business, Cameron Insurance, in Moweaqua.
Mary is survived by three children, Brian and Janette (Juarez) Cameron; Heather and Brian Schichner; Christine and Michael Kruley, grandchildren, Elizabeth and Todd Dugan; Emmah Schichner; Michael Kruley; and Cameron Kruley, great grandchildren, Gavin and Dylan Dugan, sister, Ellen and John Farley, brothers, Jimmy Schiek; John and Kathy Schiek; and William and Eva Schiek, sister-in-law, Ruth Schiek, along with many nieces and nephews.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Dr. Irving Schiek.
Our mother, Mary, was one of the strongest, most courageous, patient women with the most contagious laugh to ever walk this earth.. Our family is blessed to have had her as the head of the family.
Mary was a devout Roman Catholic, who volunteered for the Catholic churches, hospitals, and schools that her children and grandchildren attended.
Opal Marie Blue 94 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 12:18 PM September 30, 2021 at her family residence, Clinton, IL.
Services will be 3:30 PM, Monday, October 4, 2021 at the First Church of The Nazarene, Clinton, IL with Rev. Michael Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 2:30 – 3:30 PM, Monday at the church. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be directed to The First Church of The Nazarene, Clinton, IL.
Marie was born December 28, 1926 in Clinton, IL the daughter of William Raymond and Nancy Jane (Crum) Owens. She married Charles Rex Blue October 28, 1945 in Virden, IL. He passed away April 27, 1995.
Survivors include her son, Brian Davis Blue, Clinton, IL; 4 grandchildren: Jimmy (Ashley) Blue, Adam (Heather) Blue, Justin Blue, and Andrea Shepard; and 5 great-grandchildren.
Marie was preceded in death by her parents, 3 Brothers, William R. Owens, Hubert F. Owens, and Donald Edwin Owens, and 1 sister, Maxine Lillian Maltby.
Marie was a faithful member of The First Church of The Nazarene, Clinton, IL. She worked at The Dr. John Warner Hospital Cafeteria for over 20 years. Marie lived on a farm most of her life where she worked along side her husband.